# RESPONSE TO "VULNERABILITY OF 'A NOVEL PROTOCOL-AUTHENTICATION ALGORITHM RULING OUT A MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE ATTACK IN QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY' "

@article{Peev2004RESPONSET, title={RESPONSE TO "VULNERABILITY OF 'A NOVEL PROTOCOL-AUTHENTICATION ALGORITHM RULING OUT A MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE ATTACK IN QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY' "}, author={Momtchil Peev and Christoph Pacher and Thomas Lor{\"u}nser and Michael Nolle and Andreas Poppe and Oliver Maurhart and Martin Suda and Alessandro Fedrizzi and Rupert Ursin and Anton Zeilinger}, journal={International Journal of Quantum Information}, year={2004}, volume={7}, pages={1401-1407} }

In this work, we respond to a comment by A. Abidin and J.-A. Larsson on our previous paper, Int. J. Quant. Inf.3 (2005) 225.

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In this work, a new technique of using unconditionally secure authentication is proposed for quantum cryptosystems, based on a hybrid of normal application of authentication codes and the so-called “counterbased” authentication method to achieve a better trade off between security and efficiency.

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It is proved that the set of messages that collide with any given message under this authentication code contains with high probability a message that has small Hamming distance to any other given message.

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It is proved that the set of messages that collide with any given message under this authentication code contains with high probability a message that has small Hamming distance to any other given message.

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